House within the House

Location : Surat, Gujarat
Carpet Area : 2750 Sqft
Completion Year : 2017
Design Team : Niel Parekh, Pooja Shah, Grishma Gandhi
Picture Courtesy : Ishita Sitwala (The Fishy Project)

Two brothers, who desire to stay together but with a sense of privacy. With such a brief and an even more interesting space: two flats, one above the another in an apartment complex with different entries but need to be connected within. The idea generated to keep the look and feel of both the floors such that their variations complement each other, while keeping the totality of the house alive. A metal folded plate staircase becomes the pivotal element in the house which connects both the floors cohesively.